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Eric Wedge to return to Mariners dugout on Friday

Aug 19, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

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Mariners manager Eric Wedge has been away from the team since he suffered a minor stroke on July 22, but he’s getting closer to returning to his post.

According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, Mariners interim manager Robby Thompson confirmed today that Wedge will be back in uniform when the team returns home to take on the Angels this Friday. While he might be eased back into his managerial duties, that’s wonderful news.

“We’ve talked and he will be back,” Thompson said. “In what capacity, or easing into it, we’ll talk tomorrow and then I’ll probably see him maybe on the off-day and then we’ll get a game plan together. But he will be back in uniform on Friday.”

The Mariners have gone 11-14 during Wedge’s absence and began play tonight at 57-66 on the year.

  1. alexo0 - Aug 19, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    A standing O for him when he comes back. The man earned it.

  2. stephenolszewski - Aug 20, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    I liked Wedge when he was in Cleveland it’s too bad Skinner didn’t send Lofton around 3rd and he might have won us a World Series

  3. joenash72 - Aug 20, 2013 at 3:30 AM

    Hope he is able to finish the season strong. Give himself and Jack Z a fighting chance to come back as Manager and GM in 2014.

  4. Kevin Gillman - Aug 20, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    I am glad he is coming back, I am rooting for the Mariners to win in his first game back.

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